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Whole30 Recipes

Basil Lime chicken

I love discovering new ways to cook chicken. Lately, I’ve been on a boneless chicken thigh kick. I like the flavor and I do not miss the dry texture of breasts. This is the first time I’ve used basil and lime and it won’t be my last. I LOVED this combination and I will definitely …

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Simmered Cabbage with Beef

At the end of a work week, often I have lonely vegetables left in the fridge and I’m out of ideas on what to do with them. That was the case this week. I had a head of cabbage, some meatballs, and a shriveled up shallot that I refused to let die alone. I grabbed …

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Whole30 Taco bowl with broccoli slaw instead of rice. This is easy, flavorful, and 100% Whole30!

Whole 30 Burrito Bowl

A friend of mine at work recently did her first Whole 30. I remember talking about the plan and the things she was giving up for 30 days. The one thing I couldn’t imagine ever giving up was cheese. I love the stuff. Well, I thought I did. It’s been 20 days without cheese and …

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Roast with Coffee and Carrots

I halfway filled a crockpot with vegetables that are “allowed” on Whole 30 such as carrots, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic. I should have added green beans, maybe next time! After the vegetables and a seared roast were added, I needed something extra to make the sauce. I love a rich wine based roast gravy. …

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Spaghetti Squash Boats

I’ll admit it. I miss the gooey mozzarella cheese. If you’re not lactose intolerant, going through a dairy elimination diet, or not doing a Whole 30 phase, then you might enjoy my previous recipe for these. If you’re like me and right smack in the middle of Whole 30, then stay here and rest assured …

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Chipotle Chicken Soup

This is a new version of my previous soup, but this one is compliant with Whole 30, meaning it has no beans, potatoes, or products containing sugar. I simply replaced the beans with a diced summer squash and carrots for extra vegetables and it was just as good, if not better than the original. 1  …

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Pecan crusted Salmon

Despite the horrendous day, I was craving food. I wanted meat and greens and for some reason, salmon kept coming to mind. I love salmon and I really like it plain with just lemon and dill. But I wanted a little more muscle behind it because I’m haven’t been eating a lot. Even with the …

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Kale and Carrots

While looking through my  cookbooks that are heavy on vegetables, I wondered just how many ways I could make greens. I love turnip greens and kale is my absolute favorite. The last trip to Whole Foods led to a stack of frozen greens about 7 high in my deep freezer. Now that I’m working through …

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Stripped down Chicken Soup

I had to make a Whole 30 approved chicken soup without any rice or potatoes. The key to good chicken soup? A WHOLE chicken, preferably one with no antibiotics or free range, slow simmered so all that bone broth goodness comes out. I promise that makes a world of difference. This is really easy to …

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Grilled chicken breast strips on white plate

Green Chili Chicken

When I get stuck in a chicken rut, I take stock of what is in my fridge and pantry and then try to do something to make chicken fun again. This Green Chili Chicken is one of those last-minute creations. I made this yesterday, and it’s almost gone. I’m the only one in the house …

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Breakfast Cups

Whole 30 means a whole lot of planning. I need quick breakfast ideas for after working out and able to eat at school quickly. We do have microwaves so that broadens the search. I used to take oatmeal. Now I’m taking eggs. Whole 30 Breakfast Cups 1 lb of ground pork loin with Penzey’s breakfast …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  Trying to find new ways to eat vegetables so I won’t get tired of them is…tiring. I need to plan for 3 meals a day but a snack or two so that I’m eating every 4 hours. This is crucial for glucose balance, especially for those of us with a cranky pancreas. I love …

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